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Seeing is believing for Ann Morgan Opticians as they celebrate 20 years in business

20 years ago Ann Morgan had a vision. She wanted to provide the local community with high quality optical care but also to be independent and free to focus on an individual’s health rather than on spectacle sales. Two decades later and the business has gone from strength to strength. Located in Cleator Moor, Ann […]

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Wine, Dine & Recline at The Underscar Spa, Bar & Bistro

Underscar Spa and Bistro is the ultimate destination for those who want to dine and unwind… Sitting in a sheltered spot on the Southern slopes of Skiddaw, looking out over Derwentwater to the fells beyond, Underscar Bar and Bistro may be located just outside of Keswick, but it feels as though it could be a million miles away.   […]

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Our Lakes: Ennerdale

In the second installment of our western lakes, Craig Wishart lets us in on one the region’s best kept secrets, the magic of Ennerdale Water. In a National Park filled with big names Ennerdale is the black sheep of the family. That’s because Ennerdale lacks the funfair that draws the big crowds. There’s no steamers […]

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Adam Amor Releases Call Me When It’s Over

Call Me When It’s Over hits the airwaves…. If live music is your thing then there’s a fair chance you’ve seen Adam Amor at one stage.  He’s been gigging for as long as I can remember. It seems you can’t go into a music venue or festival without bumping into him somewhere.    At 33 years […]

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The Beat of the Westgarth-Drum 

After a lifetime of engineering, one keen musician has decided to turn his hand towards his passion for drums.  Nick Westgarth has been drumming in various bands for years, and also organises Carlisle Blues Festival. As an apprentice engineer, he balanced his time between work and play, although in recent years his interests have turned […]

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This Halloween – You’re In For a Scream 

This Halloween there’s plenty for people of all ages to see and do across Cumbria – so get your best costume on, prepare to trick-or-treat and get spooky.    Whitechapel Freaks   13 October, Florence Arts Centre  The year is 1888, and London is in terror at the murder spree being committed by Saucy Jack. Why […]

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Here Come The Girls

A Workington photographer’s breast cancer charity calendar puts a lighthearted spin on a heartbreaking subject.   Cancer has touched the lives of all of us in some way or another. However, for Workington photographer, Jeanne Rogers, breast cancer research is a cause particularly close to her heart.   23 years ago her mum was diagnosed with breast cancer, but with treatment she beat […]

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Photographer in Focus: Gavin Crozier 

Photographer in Focus with Gavin Crozier   If you follow us on social media, you’ll know that we are all about showcasing local talent and highlighting the very best of our region. Gavin Crozier, of GTC Landscape Photography, is another local photographer who shared his passion with us.   Gavin Crozier from Brampton runs his own business, […]

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Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw announce special events to remember loved ones this season.

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw announce special events to remember loved ones this season. As the days begin to get shorter, we start to look ahead to the festive period, which can be a poignant time. It can provide people with the chance to reflect and remember loved ones and friends who will not be […]

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West Cumbria Guide October – November 2018

October/November is always strange one. We’ve barely packed the barbecue away and we’re suddenly listing light switch-ons and writing Christmas gift guides. The shorter days mean longer nights to enjoy all of the great things going on this autumn, and as you can image this issue is full to burst, including everything you need to […]

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